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Shopping vocabulary | Present perfect tense | City vocabulary | Time expressions

Italian Course: Unit 8

1) Listen to the following dialogues:

SHOPPING

Manuela: Giorgia, hai visto Veronica?
Giorgia: È entrata in un negozio circa mezz'ora fa.
Manuela: Ti ha detto qualcosa?
Giorgia: Sì, abbiamo deciso di incontrarci alle 6 davanti alla fontana, ma ancora non si è vista.
Manuela: Eccola!
Veronica: Scusate, vi ho fatto aspettare? Ho avuto fame e sono entrata un attimo in un bar.

2) Shopping Vocabulary:

È entrata in un negozio circa mezzora fa.
She went into a shop about half an hour ago.

Ho avuto fame e sono entrata un attimo in un bar.
I was hungry and and I popped into a café.

<< The city

3) The present perfect tense (passato prossimo) is generally used to talk about something which happened recently or some time ago but its effects are still felt.

  Construction:

Auxiliary verb to have or to be in the present form

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Past participle

Ho (I have)
Hai (you have)
Sono (I am)
letto (read)
parlato (spoken)
caduta (fallen)
__________________________________________

  Construction of the Past participle for regular verbs:

Regular verbs
Past Participle
parlare (to speak)
vendere (to sell)
dormire (to sleep)

__________
__________
__________

parlato (spoken)
venduto (sold)
dormito (slept)

<< The past participle
<< The present perfect tense

4) Time expressions:

Domani vado al mare.
Tomorrow I'm going to the beach.

È entrata in un negozio circa mezz'ora fa.
She went into a shop about half an hour ago.

<< Time expressions
<< Adverbs of time

5) Test what you've learnt in this unit:

<< Exercise 8


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